Blog: 'I am a positive role model for a care experienced youngster'

13 December 2017

Blog: 'I am a positive role model for a care experienced youngster'

Third Force News has this month published a blog post detailing the experiences of a new intandem mentor who is volunteering with Quarriers to help a care experienced young person in Central Scotland. 

Leanne Patrick, a mental health nursing student, volunteered to become a mentor to put what she had learned in her studies into practice and to try and help a local young adult.   

In her blog post Leanne said:

"I really hope that I can be a positive role model for my mentee and that she looks back on this time as something that helped her to believe in herself and be happy with who she is. I like to think that I’m a consistent and positive presence in her life, and we are having a lot of fun.

"I’ve learned a lot about myself already. I feel that I’m on a journey; I’m walking alongside my young person as she moves towards her goal and that’s a real privilege as each day it brings something new to think about and reflect upon.

"I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend signing up as a volunteer mentor with Quarriers. I was unsure of what to expect at first, but the training is excellent so I felt well prepared when it came to meeting my prospective mentee."

Quarriers is currently recruiting volunteer mentors to transform the lives of young people across Sitrlingshire and Clackmannanshire.  Further information on the Quarriers intandem project can be found online here or by contacting Wendy Woolfson at

The full blog is available via the Third Force News website here.

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